Reference numberCLP/15i/26
TitlePaper, 'Some observations about shining flesh' by Robert Boyle
Date15 March 1672
DescriptionBoyle describes how one of his maids was surprised to find something 'luminous [...] where the meat had been hung up before' in the larder. He observes the meat, a neck of veal, and finds it to 'shine like rotten wood or stinking fish'. He writes that the parts that shone the most were 'some gristly or soft parts of the bones' and part of a tendon. Followed by a draft with annotations in ink throughout.

Subject: Physiology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'Some observations about shining flesh, made by the Honourable Robert Boyle; Febr. 15. 1671/72. and by way of letter addressed to the publisher, and presented to the R. Society'

Read to the Royal Society on 20 March 1672
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1672.0054
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 7, no 1672, p 5108
Related records in the catalogueRBO/4/43
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8137Boyle; Robert (1627 - 1691); natural philosopher and chemist1627 - 1691
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